Thomas Bjorn praises Tyrrell Hatton's form after Italian Open win
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 16/10/17 4:11pm
European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has heaped praise on Tyrrell Hatton after the Englishman continued his winning form on Sunday.
Hatton birdied five of his last seven holes in the Italian Open to close with a bogey-free 65 and claim a one-shot victory at Golf Club Milano, following on from his Alfred Dunhill Links Championship success a week earlier.
The 26-year-old has posted four consecutive top-10s and extended his advantage at the top of the Ryder Cup European Points List, with Bjorn impressed by Hatton's run of results.
"There are a lot of good things about him and he really has a big desire to win," Bjorn told Sky Sports. "He has that fire in his belly, he wants to achieve things.
"He's on that list I keep talking about that is 60 players long and now he has obviously gone right to the top of that list.
"I really like what I see and I really like how he plays the game. He's aggressive and just always wants it. As a captain, if you've got a player like that then it's a good quality to have."
Bjorn and USA captain Jim Furyk were at Le Golf National on Monday for a special Captains' Challenge as part of the celebrations to mark less than a year to go until the 2018 contest.
The two skippers led two teams of junior golfers in a five-hole challenge, before sharing their expertise by hosting a clinic on the practice range.
"Today brought you back to your own childhood, to see all these kids excited about golf," Bjorn added. "It's been a brilliant day in the sense of seeing the excitement about the Ryder Cup in France."